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In 1966 True Treasure magazine started publication as a bi-monthly and was soon joined by Treasure World magazine, also a bi-monthly published on alternate months. In December 1975 these two magazines were joined and re-named Lost Treasure magazine.

Over the years three other magazines, Rockhound, Treasure Facts and Treasure Cache were added to the publishing family. Of these six magazines only Treasure Cache/Treasure Facts and Lost Treasure are currently being published.

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Treasures Of Northern Lake Superior

By Ronald Wrigley
From page 31 of the July, 1972 issue of Treasure World
Copyright © 1972 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Northern Lake Superior, like other areas of the Great Lakes, has its own share of valuable treasure wrecks. From the Algoma, off Isle Royale, to The Leafield, off Angus Island, to the Imperial, off Verde Island, lie many wrecks that could bring ha... (1086 Total Words)

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Treasures Of South Carolina

By Herb Goldberger
From page 32 of the April, 2000 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2000 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Looking for a southern state to do some treasure hunting? If so, try the Palmetto state of South Carolina. Not much has been written over the years about the states treasure sites, but it does contain lost pirate loot, fort sites, battle sites, so... (1202 Total Words)

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Treasures of Stede Bonnet, The Bumbling Buccaneer

By Howard M. Duffy
From page 15 of the December, 1975 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1975 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

One of the most unlikely pirates to ever roam the eastern coast of North America was Major Stede Bonnet. During the early 18th century, he lived in Bridgetown, Barbados. Bonnet was a pleasant gentleman in comfortable circumstances who had retired ... (1374 Total Words)

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Treasures Of Sycamore Canyon

By Roy E. Stevens
From page 23 of the August, 1968 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1968 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
A challenge to the hardiest of treasure seekers is Arizonas Sycamore Canyon, with a lost Spanish gold mine rich with ore that assays up to $8,000 per ton a hidden spring that yields gold nuggets the size of beans, hundreds of caves, most of them un... (1830 Total Words)
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Treasures Of Taylor: Exploring A Nevada Ghost Town

By Lance Downing
From page 28 of the February, 2004 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2004 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Taylor was a quite a bustling town in the 1800s, full of miners and their wives and children. The Monitor and Argus silver mines were the two mainstays of the townthose businesses kept the economy alive. The main business street was a long narrow ... (930 Total Words)

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Treasures of the Barrier Island

By J.R. Lindermuth
From page 18 of the February, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2013 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Assateague, a 37-mile long barrier island shared by Maryland and Virginia, is best known for the herds of wild ponies roaming its beaches, dunes and wetlands.
What is less known to the many tourists drawn by the horses, birding opportunities an... (1100 Total Words)

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Treasures Of The Big Muddy

By Mike Lowry
From page 49 of the February, 1970 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1970 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

A steamboat cargo of approximately 2,000 barrels of 100 proof pre-Civil War whiskey, plus about 10,000 bottles of the same, probably lies buried under an area of bottomland along the Missouri River in Nebraska.

The vessel, the Mary Lou, san... (253 Total Words)

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Treasures Of The Dead

By Anthony M Belli
From page 21 of the October, 2005 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2005 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Of all the stories from the days of old California, it is perhaps the story of El Dorado County from the time of Marshalls discovery of gold to its heyday during the California Gold Rush that causes the past record to singularly stand out.

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Treasures Of The Devil's Backbone

By Howard M.duffy
From page 18 of the July, 1976 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1976 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The Natchez Trace had as dark and bloody a history as any roadway in the early days of America. When flatboats floated down
the Mississippi, their crews and traders had to return north by land. The Trace grew out of the need for a return route ... (1360 Total Words)

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Treasures Of The Great Lakes

By B.G. Revis
From page 27 of the July, 1998 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1998 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The Great Lakes are the storm center of the United States and the weather can erupt on these waters in a heartbeat, wreaking havoc upon the shipping trade. In relation to their size, there are probably more ships sunk in the Great Lakes than in al... (1440 Total Words)

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Treasures Of The Malpais

By C. Kutac
From page 26 of the October, 1976 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1976 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Two treasures of $100,000 each - one from a train robbery and another in a downed airplane - are among many reported to be lost in a rugged and desolate area in New Mexico which is no larger than 30 miles long by 1 mile wide.

Early Spanish ... (1685 Total Words)

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Treasures Of The Nags Head Bankers

By Leonard Kiedrowski
From page 20 of the July, 1970 issue of Treasure World
Copyright © 1970 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Nags Head, population 200, is on U. S. Highway 158 in northern Carolina. It is located on a sandy beach that is part of a 180-mile stretch of Atlantic coastline that is rich in history and legend richer still in treasure.

The area around Na... (969 Total Words)

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Treasures Of The World

By Ettore And Diana Nannetti
From page 30 of the September, 2001 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2001 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The beauty, history and appeal of the ancient world are not only tightly associated with treasure stories, but often deeply intertwined with it. Ancient civilizations left their mark on these lands through the ages, leaving some of their treasures... (1726 Total Words)

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Treasures Of The Yuma Ferrymen

By Thomas Penfield
From page 16 of the June, 1970 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1970 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
The discovery of gold by James Marshall in the tailrace of Sutters mill at Coloma, California, in January 1848, released a flood tide of humanity bent on reaching the gold fields by any possible route. The great mass of the westbound gold seekers cro... (2963 Total Words)
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Treasures of the Yuma Ferrymen

By Thomas Penfield
From page 60 of the April, 1977 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1977 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
The discovery of gold by James Marshall in the tailrace of Sutter's mill at Coloma, California, in January, 1848, released a flood tide of humanity bent on reaching the gold fields by any possible route.

The great mass of the westbound go... (3022 Total Words)
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Treasures Of Vanishing Ships

By Florence Fiorvante
From page 14 of the March, 1995 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1995 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

After having survived a lonely world of black sea fogs, wind lashed storms and treacherous pirate-fleeted coasts, the British ship Hussar sailed into New York, triumphantly laden with gold and ammunition for her warriors, on a frisky November 25th... (1324 Total Words)

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Treasures Other Than Gold

By B. Wayne Caldwell
From page 32 of the May, 1991 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1991 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Treasure is not always a buried pot of uncirculated $20 gold pieces or an old wooden chest of pirate jewels captured from a Spanish galleon. Treasure can be anything of value to you. There are many things that can be found today that may not look ... (624 Total Words)

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Treasuress Ships Of Lake Michigan

By Teddy Remick
From page 22 of the June, 1970 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1970 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Lake Michigan is the third largest of the Great Lakes, with a water surface area of 22,400 square miles, a maximum depth of 923 feet, and an average depth of 325 feet. Discovered by Jean Nicolet in 1634, it is the only one of the five Great Lakes ... (1055 Total Words)

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Treat It Like A Toothbrush

By Patsy Beyerl
From page 6 of the June, 1998 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1998 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Treat it like a toothbrush? Yes, that's exactly what I plan on doing. Every time I pack my toothbrush I'll also pack my metal detector. Let's face it, if you leave it at home it's not going to do you any good.

I plan on taking a couple of t... (552 Total Words)

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Trekking The Tracks

By Diane Leek
From page 14 of the February, 2004 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2004 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The completion of the east to west coast railroad track in the 1860's opened up the country for easier travel. Before, our early pioneers who wanted to come out west had to travel by wagons, a grueling, long and dangerous trip. With the speed and ... (1126 Total Words)

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Tribute To An Unknown Soldier

By Alexander Ballantyne
From page 26 of the November, 1991 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1991 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Was he a seasoned veteran of numerous continental and colonial campaigns, used to hard marches, cold food, rough liquor, and rougher language? Or was he just, perhaps, a green recruit, his horizons once limited to the next village crossing - perha... (1538 Total Words)

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Trigo Gold In The Land Of Lost Mines

By James E. Mulkey
From page 67 of the November, 1997 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1997 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Recently, several nugget patches have been found around the old placer diggings in the Trigo Mountains. The territory around the old diggings is among the most barren and hostile in Arizona. Theres no water, its not an easy place to get to, and su... (1288 Total Words)

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Trilogy Of Gold

By B.G. Revis
From page 46 of the December, 1995 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1995 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Jake's Lost Ledge

Jake Roudebush was one of the early settlers of Sterlingville, Oregon, a gold mining town that has long since been relegated to history. Many old-timers remember Jake and still search for his lost mine.

Jake was ... (1332 Total Words)
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Trinchera Treasure: $17,000 In Gold Coins Never Found

By Johnny Manwin
From page 14 of the April, 2003 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2003 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The U.S. Army paymaster was driving to Fort Garland, Colorado, with a heavy iron clad chest containing the quarterly payroll for the soldiers stationed there. Things were quietthe Indians were under control and outlaws were lying low for a change... (1073 Total Words)

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Trinity Bowl

By Reggie Gould
From page 56 of the October, 2005 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2005 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The latest new gold pan to hit the market is the new Trinity Bowl from Pro-Gold Prospecting.

When I first saw this pan, I thought it was another gimmick to separate the miner from his money. I have been rapping about miners coming up with ne... (943 Total Words)

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Triple Delight

By James E. Mulkey
From page 44 of the August, 2000 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2000 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Real stories of treasure caches from the days of the Old West continue to fascinate detectorists. No story is more fascinating than that of the loot, $30,000 in gold bullion, taken by bandits who held up the Bodie to Carson stage right after it left ... (1633 Total Words)
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Trove Software's Coin Elite Computer Program

By Andy Sabisch
From page 20 of the October, 1995 issue of Treasure Facts
Copyright © 1995 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Computers have truly become a vital part of our lives with an estimated 85 million homes currently owning one. Accompanying this explosive growth in the computer market have been software developers producing high-quality programs designed to mee... (1226 Total Words)

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Troy Custom Detectors Shadow X2 Metal Detector

By Andy Sabisch
From page 14 of the September, 1998 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1998 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Troy Custom Detectors Inc. is a newcomer to the metal detecting manufacturing field; however, both the companys founder (Troy Galloway) and the company that actually builds the detectors (Tesoro Electronics) have been actively involved in the busi... (1629 Total Words)

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True Confessions

By William Klette
From page 33 of the January, 1995 issue of Treasure Cache
Copyright © 1995 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Genoas Keg of Gold
It was more than 20 years later in Deer Lodge, Mont., that an inmate dying of tuberculosis in the hospital of the penitentiary there, confided to the prison doctor of his part in a robbery in Nevada. He said he and a partner... (1032 Total Words)

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True Crime - If It's Old, It Can Be Sold

By Anthony M Belli
From page 17 of the January, 2004 issue of Treasure Facts
Copyright © 2004 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Lets say one day youre out treasure hunting and stumble upon this sacred stone Can you tell me what it means? Is it art, or ancient technology? How old is it? How much is it worth? I wonder how would it look in my front yard? Is this treasure hunting... (1198 Total Words)
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True Tales Of Buried Bandit Booty

By Bill Kelly
From page 7 of the July, 1997 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1997 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Most people are endowed with a serious desire to get rich quick, but at the same time there is skepticism. The following true short stories are living proof that it not only can, but does happen, yet, not without an all-out purposeful effort on th... (1325 Total Words)

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Try Some New Equipment For More Finds

By Andy Sabisch
From page 56 of the June, 2001 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2001 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

OK, youve been treasure hunting for some time now and are really comfortable with what your detector is telling you. You can tell the difference between a screw cap and Indian Head penny and can even gauge how deep a target is before you recover i... (1568 Total Words)

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Try Some Unusual Techniques To Find Old Coins And Artifacts!

By Andy Sabisch
From page 56 of the February, 2001 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2001 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

As the years pass and more people pick up treasure hunting as a hobby, the number of great (or even good) finds made at the usual sites has dropped way off. Obviously there are no more silver coins, wheat cents or the like being lost in the public... (1496 Total Words)

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Try Waucoba Mountain

By Rick Dass
From page 41 of the October, 1968 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1968 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Indian campsites, artifacts, and La long-forgotten army camp sound good to you, try Waucoba Mountain in Southern California. This area east of Highway 395 abounds in Indian sign, and is the location of Camp Independence. This camp was used by the ... (318 Total Words)

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Tsar's Treasure

By Judy Carr
From page 56 of the December, 1967 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1967 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The Soviet newspaper Komsomol Pravada is sponsoring a search for the treasure looted from Moscow by Napoleon. When the French captured Moscow in 1812, they plundered the gold and jewels of the Kremlin Palace. However, when Napoleon began his retre... (209 Total Words)

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Tucson's Lost Spanish Mines

By W. Craig Gaines
From page 16 of the November, 2008 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2008 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
The Tucson area was the center of Spanish settlement and religion in Arizona when Spain was colonizing what is now the southwestern United States. In 1692, Father Eusebio Francisco Kino first visited a Papago (a tribe now known as the Tohono Oadham) ... (1106 Total Words)
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Tully's Treasure

By C. Kutac
From page 61 of the February, 1976 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1976 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Charles Tully was one of those lucky people. He was there with money when Estevan Ochoa needed cash to expand his business in 1863. He was taken in as a partner and the Tully & Ochoa Freight Company became the most successful freighting compan... (253 Total Words)

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Tumacacori's And Tubac's Lost Mines and Treasure

By W. Craig Gaines
From page 36 of the December, 2011 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2011 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The mountains in the Mission Tumacacori and Presidio Tubac area of southern Arizona have many tales of lost mines and treasures from the Spanish colonial period.
This area was the northern frontier of Spanish Mexico and subject to raids and con... (1118 Total Words)

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Tumbling For Gold

By Carl Fischer
From page 20 of the September, 1980 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1980 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

How do you get rid of the black sand in your gold pan when you’re panning out the concentrates of your sluice after a run? Sometimes there’s so much black sand left in the pan that you can’t tell whether you have any small gold i... (1626 Total Words)

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Tuolumne Treasure

By Daub Hunter
From page 42 of the October, 1968 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1968 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Tuolumne County, 150 miles inland from San Francisco, is an area of northern California rich in legends of gold finds. Even now it is difficult not to detect color in the bottom of pans dipped in practically any stream.

Two summers ago in J... (247 Total Words)

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Turbo Competition Detector

By Reginald G. Sniff
From page 48 of the March, 1989 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1989 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
I received me new Tek Turbo (from Tek Unlimited) the day before I left for the Treasure Week Hunt extravaganza in Indiana. With a week of hunt events upcoming, I was anxious to try the first machine de-signed for competition hunting.
The Turbe ... (1777 Total Words)
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Turner's Elusive Gold

By Benjamin Holt
From page 21 of the December, 1976 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1976 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Somewhere in the rugged Mogpllon Mountains of western New Mexico, near the middle fork of Sycamore Creek, lies a rich gold lode that was lost almost as soon as it was discovered, and which has not been found again to this day. Two men have died se... (1044 Total Words)

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Turquoise And Talc

By James R. Mitchell
From page 24 of the April, 1979 issue of Rockhound
Copyright © 1979 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Not far from the town of Baker, California, about midway between Barstow and Las Vegas, are two abandoned mines. The dumps there provide rockhounds with very nice specimens of talc and turquoise. Collecting is allowed on the dumps at both sites an... (1547 Total Words)

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Twelve Essential Survival Tools

By George Hurteau
From page 14 of the January, 2004 issue of Treasure Facts
Copyright © 2004 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Ask any seasoned prospector or treasure hunter and, chances are, theyll tell you that what drew them into the hobby is the solitary time spent in remote wilderness locations. Its because of this challenge to find the place that no one else has bee... (1322 Total Words)

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Twenty-First Century Update on the Treasures of Southwestern Oklahoma

By Jerry Eckhart
From page 8 of the May, 2012 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2012 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

I don’t roam southwestern Oklahoma anymore, I am too old and stove up, but I do keep up with some of the changes and what is going on.
There are many treasure tales about southwestern Oklahoma and, quite possibly, as many have said, there... (2515 Total Words)

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Twice Stolen Loot

By B.G. Revis
From page 46 of the May, 1995 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1995 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
George Witherill was only 22 that cold December day in 1870 as he snaked the Salt Lake and Fort Benton stage around the point of the mountain at Hot Springs, plowing through the blanket of snow that covered the valley of the Great Salt Lake. He was c... (1297 Total Words)
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Twins Miles Apart

By Harold Warner Iii
From page 58 of the April, 1998 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1998 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Maybe they were relatives, I dont know. Maybe they were friends. The chances are they may have crossed each other's path at some time, as back then there was not a lot of traveling done. And even though the distances between people seemed great, t... (975 Total Words)

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Twisted Love

By Johnny Ringo
From page 18 of the December, 1998 issue of Treasure Cache
Copyright © 1998 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Baking Soda Can Treasure
The horrifying events of that morning still played over and over in Jessies mind like a broken record, but to the callous cowboys it meant nothing as they ordered her to get busy and fix them breakfast. With tears well... (2394 Total Words)

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Two- and Three-Cent Pieces

By Frank Colletti
From page 27 of the July, 2003 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2003 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Two-Cent Pieces
The year 1864 was a time of great strife for the United States. We were four years into a major conflict that was testing whether or not we would be able to survive as a nation. Coins were not circulating, since any metals that ... (1360 Total Words)

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Two Calfskins of Gold

By Beverly Dickerson
From page 32 of the December, 1975 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1975 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The Colorado Rockies are noted for their rugged beauty, their ski slopes, and, in the case of one of the fourteeners, for treasure.

A fourteener to a native of Colorado is any mountain over 14,000 feet high, and there are over 50 in the sta... (205 Total Words)

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